Being Vegan, Vegan Being: Pearl – Let’s Veg About It!

Tell us a little about yourself.

I am from California. I am a personal fitness trainer that owns and runs Let’s Veg About It. A site that blends nutrition and fitness.

You can find me here online: Instagram: letsvegaboutit Website: letsvegaboutit Facebook: Letsveg Aboutit

What lead you to veganism?

Honestly, when people ask me this, they are usually pretty shocked by my answer since most people wouldn’t agree. However, with my extensive study on the issue, I became vegan in 2008 because of the Bible. When we look at the original plan of God it was a fruitarian diet as described in Genesis. But once sin entered, He directed everyone to go vegetarian, which was His permissive will. Just like us vegans, we would prefer people to eat plant-based, but we let people make their choices. Force is ever a winning characteristic. After the flood, there was no vegetation, so He allowed meat eating as a temporary solution. Once the land was back to normal, most were encouraged to return to the original lifestyle. The book of Daniel is the first vegan case study ever recorded and the results of just 10 days were remarkable. It is by thorough examination of these points that encouraged me towards this lifestyle.

When you first went vegan how did you phase out your non-vegan food, clothing and other items?

I cold turkeyed that day. I still remember it. I was watching a DVD of a German South African scientist turned evangelist & that evening I had made a big batch of chicken adobo. The studies he had presented regarding health blew my mind. I walked over to the stove and threw out the entire batch.

Do you believe we should show children the process of how animals are turned into products?

Education is powerful, but must be done a the right age in which the child can process the information and not to traumatize or scare them into being vegan. Fear isn’t educating, it’s entrapment.

What does being vegan mean to you?

Due to my adoption of this lifestyle, I believe that my philosophy is flavored by my faith. I have often told people that veganism isn’t a religion, it is a lifestyle. To me it is just a part of my way of life without demanding everyone to do what I do. That is a dictatorship. Freedom of choice is how I see veganism and my understanding of it paired with my faith has made me more compassionate as a human on this planet. I don’t condemn people for not following me, but if the opportunity is present, I will educate them if they are willing to listen. I have found open dialogue as a much more effective way of persuasion as well as demonstrating that lifestyle as best as you can.

Is it every vegan’s duty to become an activist?

I believe your way of life is going to always be the greatest witness or active way of demonstrating what it is you believe.

Any recommended vegan books, social sites, or blogs?

Ministry of Healing, Health and It’s Causes

Do you have a favorite movie or videos or your own media that you want to share?

Documentaries – Forks Over Knives, Sick Fat and Nearly Dead

What’s your favorite Vegan restaurant?

Sipz

Please share your favorite vegan recipe?

https://www.letsvegaboutit.com/vegan-mashed-potato-country-gravy

Some encouraging words for new Vegans?

Learn, read and enjoy being creative in the kitchen 💋

What is the vegan scene like in your city?

It’s pretty good. I have a lot of people in my circle of friends who are vegan and supportive of it.

What personal recommendations can you make for people to meet other vegans?

Join groups, go to vegan events like The Vegan Festival.

What does living cruelty-free mean to you?

I believe your way of life is going to always be the greatest witness or active way of demonstrating what it is you believe.

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